DHQ: Digital Humanities Quarterly

Author Biographies

Steve F. Anderson Steve Anderson teaches Interactive Media and directs the interdivisional PhD program in Media Arts and Practice at the USC School of Cinematic Arts. He is also Associate Editor of Vectors Journal of Culture and Technology in a Dynamic Vernacular. His research interests include historiography, the theory and history of emerging technologies, documentary and experimental film and video and interactive media design. He has a PhD in Film, Literature and Culture from USC and an MFA in Film and Video from CalArts.
Eric Eve Eric Eve is a Senior Research Fellow and Tutor in Theology at Harris Manchester College, Oxford, specializing in New Testament. His publications on the New Testament include and articles both on miracles and on aspects of the Synoptic Problem (see http://users.ox.ac.uk/~manc0049/).

He is the author of several works of Interactive Fiction, including "Square Circle", "All Hope Abandon", "The Elysium Enigma" and "Blighted Isle" (all in TADS 3) as well as "Dreadwine" and "Swineback Ridge" (short games written in Inform). He also wrote "Getting Started in TADS 3" and "The TADS 3 Tour Guide", which now form part of the TADS3 documentation set.

David Hoover David L. Hoover, currently Professor of English at New York University, was born, raised, and educated in Indiana. He received his undergraduate degree in English and Philosophy from Manchester College in North Manchester Indiana, and his MA and Ph.D. in English Language at Indiana University. He wrote a dissertation on Old English meter that he later re-wrote into a book (A New Theory of Old English Meter, Peter Lang, 1985). In the course of the re-writing, he created electronic versions of Beowulf and The Battle of Maldon and wrote programs in dBase to analyze their metrical patterns. Thus, although he did not realize it until later, he began doing humanities computing in 1982. His second book, Language and Style in The Inheritors (University Press of America, 1999), analyzes the style of William Golding's second novel, using what would now be called corpus stylistic methods. His recent work is in authorship attribution and statistical and corpus stylistics, but his research interests also include linguistic stylistics, animal language and cognition, and the history and structure of the English language.
Dennis G. Jerz Dennis G. Jerz is Associate Professor of English — New Media Journalism at Seton Hill University, in southwestern Pennsylvania. He holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Toronto, and an M.A. and B.A. in English from the University of Virginia. His publications include "An Annotated Bibliography of Interactive Fiction Scholarship" (Text/Technology, 2002), Technology in American Drama, 1920-1950: Soul and Society in the Age of the Machine (Greenwood Press, 2003), a simulation of the motion of wagons in a medieval pageant in York, England (ReSoundings, 1997), and articles about blogging, memes, and education. Since 1999, he has maintained Jerz's Literacy Weblog ( http://jerz.setonhill.edu/weblog/), where he explores his interests in new media, literature, journalism, and writing.
Ernesto Priani Saisó Ernesto Priani Saisó was born and grown up in Mexico City. He entered to the Philosophy Faculty of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México and studied until he obtained the degree of Doctor in Philosophy. In 1990 he began to teach Medieval Philosophy and to work as an editor for the specialized newspaper, El Economista, at the same time.

In 1998 he began to work for one of the first web designing companies in Mexico and was the chief editor of sites such as Microsoft's official site for Latin America, the services provider, Universo Estudiantil, and many others. Since the year 2003 he is the editor of the Revista Digital Universitaria, an online magazine where he has developed a project, targeted to improve online creativity. At the present time, and besides teaching at the UNAM and editing the Revista Digital Universitaria, he hosts the radio broadcast "Ráfagas de pensamiento", for the University Radio Channel, Radio UNAM.

Melissa Terras Melissa Terras hales from Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland, and ignored computers until her final year of her undergraduate MA, in History of Art and English Literature at the University of Glasgow (1998). Discovering the Internet (and something that she was good at) led to an MSc in IT (Software and Systems), also at Glasgow in 1999. In 2002 she completed her doctorate at the University of Oxford, which was a joint project between the Department of Engineering Science and the Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents, on using image processing and artificial intelligence to try and "read" the Roman documents from Vindolanda.

Melissa then spent a year at the Royal Academy of Engineering, as assistant manager of the Policy unit, providing impartial advice to the UK government on matters scientific. Now at University College London, she is a lecturer in the School of Library, Archive, and Information Studies on Internet Technologies, Web Publishing, and Digital Resources in the Humanities. She is acting Secretary of ALLC (2005/6) and an Officer of the Association for Computers and the Humanities (2005-8), as well as being involved in other consultancy activities within the Digital Humanities field. She is interested in computational techniques which would allow research in the Humanities that would otherwise be impossible.